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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: M. WARD/THINK OF SPRING

In many cases, singers, songwriters, and musicians walk in the door and immediately make their presence known. They’ll dazzle you with their songs, they’ll hit your over the head with their charm, and they’ll demand you to pay attention to them. And in the process, they’ll tread the line between arrogance and confidence. Ultimately, many of them never live up to their own hype and they end up wheeling their amp and guitar out through [...]

By | December 11th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: M. WARD/THINK OF SPRING

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BRAND NUBIAN/ONE FOR ALL (30th ANNIVERSARY)

Like any genre, Hip-Hop evolves. In fact, it can evolve so quickly that by the time any given artist releases an album, it could already sound dated. However, the best albums have their own personality and charm and easily rise above the albums that were once considered ‘groundbreaking’. In Hip-Hop, there have been a lot of albums and songs that have signaled a new movement or direction: from The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, and De [...]

By | December 4th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BRAND NUBIAN/ONE FOR ALL (30th ANNIVERSARY)

Congratulations to our Grammy® Award-nominated AMPED™ artists!

By | November 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Congratulations to our Grammy® Award-nominated AMPED™ artists!

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HATEBREED/WEIGHT OF THE FALSE SELF

Formed in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1994, Hatebreed has been one of the most respected Hardcore and Metal bands for over a quarter of a decade. From their original Hardcore demo that was released on a split 7” single in 1995 to their most recent recordings, the band has evolved over the years, sticking to their Hardcore Punk roots but also embracing a menacing Metal sound. This blending of two aggressive styles has been referred to [...]

By | November 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HATEBREED/WEIGHT OF THE FALSE SELF

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: NICK CAVE – IDIOT PRAYER: NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE

Nick Cave has been on one hell of a musical journey over the years. From his early 1970s beginnings in Australia to his more recent recordings, he went from being a post-punk outsider to a critically adored elder statesman of Alternative Rock. Although he’s worked with a few different bands over the years – The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, Grinderman, and, of course, The Bad Seeds – the music that he creates is [...]

By | November 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: NICK CAVE – IDIOT PRAYER: NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LAMBCHOP/TRIP

While Pop, Soul, and Dance music usually celebrates the lighter, happier side of life and love, Country, Folk, and Americana are genres that embrace the more realistic – and often heartbreaking – darker side of things. Yes, there are plenty of powerfully positive Country/Folk songs that are out there, those genres are also prone to tackling less popular subjects like drinking, divorce, abandonment, death, infidelity, and struggle. To be honest, it is hard to convey [...]

By | November 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LAMBCHOP/TRIP

RECORD STORE DAY: Black Friday 2020 titles from the folks at AMPED

THE BEAT FARMERS/The Beat Farmers Live At The Spring Valley Inn, 1983  (850947008634) Blixa Sounds/Vinyl LP(x2) 21 song, 2LP set of The Beat Farmers Live in San Diego in 1983, just prior to recording their debut album Tales Of The New West. ACE FREHLEY/Space Truckin'  (634164639815) Eone/12" Picture Disc 12” Pic Disc EP including 'Space Truckin'', 'Space Invader (Radio Edit)', 'Mission to Mars', 'Space Truckin', and 'Return Of The Space Bear' (Bonus Track). GRAND PUBA/Reel [...]

By | November 10th, 2020|News|Comments Off on RECORD STORE DAY: Black Friday 2020 titles from the folks at AMPED

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JUNIOR WELLS/BLUES BROTHERS

Born in Memphis, Tennesse in 1934, Amos Wells Blackmore, Jr. was better known as Blues vocalist and harmonica player Junior Wells. Acknowledged as one of the amplified blues-harp pioneers, Wells is best known for a string of albums he recorded with fellow Blues legend Buddy Guy as well as his own solo releases. While Wells’ signature song, “Messin’ with the Kid”, was released in 1960, his most celebrated album is his 1965 full-length debut HOODOO [...]

By | November 6th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JUNIOR WELLS/BLUES BROTHERS

AMPED Signs Entertainment One for North American Physical Distribution

AMPED Distribution will begin working with Entertainment One (“eOne”) for its diverse labels beginning November 1, 2020. AMPED will take over physical distribution for the majority of eOne music labels’ titles in the US, Mexico, and Canada. eOne’s label family includes landmark labels like Death Row Records, Dualtone Records, Artemis Records, and Steamhammer, as well as a roster of 150 artists on the company’s flagship music label. The new deal demonstrates the ongoing need for logistically [...]

By | October 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED Signs Entertainment One for North American Physical Distribution

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WYNONNA/RECOLLECTIONS

Believe it or not, it has been 37 years since Country Music duo The Judds first entered the charts with their debut single “Had A Dream (For The Heart)” (a cover of a 1976 track by Elvis Presley). However, it was 1984’s #1 single “Mama He’s Crazy” that sent their career into the stratosphere. Up through 1991, every single by The Judds reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Country Singles chart, 14 of them [...]

By | October 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WYNONNA/RECOLLECTIONS